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A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen
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Feb 22, 2017

really liked it
bookshelves: historical-fiction, middle-grade

A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen is a must read for fans of the author's previous works, middle grade historical fiction, and an interest in the Berlin Wall. Although this story is set in the 1960s, it still manages to come across as a very timely piece historical fiction novel featuring a twelve year old girl trying to escape to the West after her family has been divided by the Berlin Wall. Then again, the story really focuses on what it means to be a family and how to survive dark times. I really liked Gerta and her brother, Fitz, both are very brave and protective of their family. The only thing that really bothered me was with the audiobook production - the Stasi agents get thick German accents whereas Gerta and her family get standard American accents. Either way, I highly recommend this tense middle grade historical fiction novel featuring a family separated by the Berlin Wall in the 1960s. Nielsen is as fantastic at writing historical fiction as she is enthralling epic fantasy and I can't wait to read The Mark of the Thief and The Scourge.
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Reading Progress

February 18, 2017 – Started Reading
February 18, 2017 – Shelved
February 18, 2017 –
February 19, 2017 –
February 22, 2017 – Shelved as: historical-fiction
February 22, 2017 – Shelved as: middle-grade
February 22, 2017 – Finished Reading

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